Construction of the new Waitara Amenities Building for Hornsby Council at Waitara Tennis Courts has recently been completed. Construction by Council of a new playground adjacent the building is now underway.
The new 280m2 building provides meeting and administrative space, storage, toilets, showers and a new kiosk. The building foregoes conventional air conditioning and utilises passive solar design strategies to assist heating and cooling including sensor-controlled ventilation, orientation of openings and thermal mass. It incorporates a 6.5Kw photovoltaic array and 10,000 litres of underground rainwater storage.